The United States Postal Service (USPS) is suing Lance Armstrong for the recovery of $40 million in sponsorship fees. The civil lawsuit was filed under the False Claims Act. Meanwhile, Armstrong is fighting back by saying the USPS should have known he was cheating. Armstrong states in court records:
Although the government now pretends to be aggrieved by these allegations, its actions at the time are far more telling: Did it immediately fire the Postal Service Team? Did it suspend the team pending an investigation? Did it refer the matter to its phalanx of lawyers and investigators at the Department of Justice for review? It did not.
If you find Armstrong’s comments less than amazing, take into account his insistence he was not cheating, and his immense political power. He threatened to break virtually anyone who crossed him, including former teammates. Armstrong denied cheating up to the very last moment, including under oath.
What a ‘bag.